Tommy McFly


If The Washington Post is right –- and Tommy McFLY is the “local Ryan Seacrest” — then he’s the multi-platform voice, anchor and host for the world’s most powerful city and its media ambassador to the rest of the nation.

An only child Gemini, rescue dog-loving millennial, originally from Scranton, PA, Tommy is always on the move around Maryland, Virginia, and Washington – and he’s on 24/7.

Weekday mornings, 5 to 9 a.m., Tommy hosts The Tommy Show on 94.7 Fresh FM –- sort of like a “fun table at a wedding.” Joined by co-hosts Kelly Collis and Jen Richer, and heard by approximately one million listeners each week, it’s “Today’s Fresh Music” along with laughs, topical questions, celebrity interviews, and entertainment news. And it’s Tommy, Kelly, and Jen as they are, being who they are, and living a real life in the DMV.

On television, at WUSA 9, and streaming online, Tommy is either working the red-carpet for star-studded events like the Kennedy Center Honors or continuously discovering the latest trends, finding inspiring stories, and uncovering the real Washington. And nowhere is the real Washington and real Tommy on display more than when he’s involved with the community he calls home.

From bringing together more than 5,500 fans at Freedom Plaza to cheer the United States soccer team in the World Cup, to delivering the commencement address to students at one of the best public magnet high schools in the country, School without Walls; from mastering the ceremonies of grand occasions and milestone announcements with guest lists that include heads of state, federal, state, and local officials, and A-list celebrities, to emceeing events for vital organizations like American Red Cross, DC Central Kitchen, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, Make-A-Wish, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Washington Humane Society, St. Anne’s Center for Children, Youth and Families and many more; from raising essential funds for holiday wreaths for the fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery and monies for the George Washington University Hospital Mobile Mammography Unit, to organizing events and encouraging greater support for Best Buddies Virginia, where he volunteers on the state board, to forge a more inclusive society for everyone –- Tommy uses the mic not just to entertain but to inspire, give back and pay it forward.

It’s that unique blend of social responsibility and community engagement — and peerless ability to connect with people — that’s even received the notice of the White House. During the 2013 Inaugural festivities, Tommy was tapped as the emcee of the President’s National Day of Service on the National Mall. For the past four years, he has also served as the official emcee for the National Christmas Tree Lighting Pre-Show. And for four years running he’s emceed the White House Easter Egg Roll, which annually brings together Hollywood stars, chart-toping music talent, and 30,000 citizens from across the country.

He is, as Cathy Alter of The Washington Post Magazine called him, “a prince of DC media.” But the better title might just be D.C.’s most sought after, trusted friend.


Tommy McFly Takes the Washington Monument

Tommy McFly Takes the Washington Monument


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Chip McFLY, Mr. Troy And The $500 Loaf of Raisin Bread

What have your pets made incredibly expensive, extremely quickly?


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One Eight Distilling Brings District-Made Spirits to D.C.

For the first time since the Prohibition, vodka and whiskey are being crafted in the District.


by: Tommy McFLY

‘Madam Secretary’ D.C. Premiere Brings Out Hollywood & Political Stars

Washington and the government gets another shot in the spotlight with a new fall TV show and Tommy McFLY was on the red carpet to capture all the excitement. “Madam Secretary” stars Tea Leoni as […]

94.7 Fresh FM–09/19/2014


Tommy McFLY Paints His Toes Teal, Holly Morris Co-Hosts the Show

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and to draw attention to the disease, Carey Fitzmaurice of Bethesda, Md. and her family started painting their toes teal.


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Tommy McFLY: How I Remember Robin Williams

There’s something about Robin William’s unexpected death that’s really rattling and it’s not clear why.


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Tommy McFLY Takes Over the Citi Open

I hit the course, the catering, the games, the shops and the history of Citi Open last night and packed it all into fun 15-second Quick Hits from the Citi Open.


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Tommy’s Favorite 94.7 Fresh FM Memories

Here are some of my favorite moments that we’ve shared together on and off the air.


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A-Listers Introduce Chef Jose Andres’ GW Commencement Speech

The stars came out in full force to introduce this year’s GW commencement speaker, celebrity chef Jose Andres.

94.7 Fresh FM–05/19/2014

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What’s on Bao Bao’s Rock Star Rider?

Get the low down on what baby Bao Bao loves to munch on and which critters are crazy about hot sauce.



A New App Will Make Every Social Photo Perfect

Does a new app that dispatches a team of touch-up flying monkeys onto your latest selfie help or hurt the world?


Tommy McFLY with Katy Perry

Celebrity Hunting at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Deep down, it’s a celebrity madhouse with news organizations hoping to out star-power “the other guy.”



‘It’s Okay to Beg’ & 5 Other Things My Dog Taught Me

Here are a few life lessons I try to live by courtesy of Chip McFLY.

94.7 Fresh FM–03/10/2014

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Top 10 Washingtonians to Follow on Instagram

If you’re an avid fan of being ‘in the know’ with all things Washington, D.C. then this is the list for you.


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Video: Kids Reenact the Oscar-Nominated Movies

Who has time to watch all the Oscar-nominated movies? Not me. But, I do have time to watch a herd of kids reenact the Oscar nominees.


by: Kelly Collis

Snow Rule: No Saving Parking Spots

“When did you become queen of the street” is exactly what I inquired of Kelly Collis this morning. She told us about her trick during snow days and I don’t agree!

94.7 Fresh FM–02/14/2014

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One in Five Women Don’t Feel Complimented Enough

They say a compliment is the best gift you can give but it turns out one in five women don’t remember the last compliment they received that made them feel beautiful.

94.7 Fresh FM–01/28/2014

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WARNING: Spanx May be Squishing Your Guts

All I want to do is help you to live a healthier life. Is that so wrong? This morning, after reading a headline and several sentences of a HuffingtonPost article about Spanx, I took to the airwaves to warn the masses.

94.7 Fresh FM–01/21/2014

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Katy Perry Makes John Mayer … Corny!?

The Tommy Show caught up with John Mayer about his new single and his relationship with Katy Perry.

94.7 Fresh FM–12/30/2013

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You Did It! Wreaths Across America Meets Goal

Thanks to 94.7 Fresh FM listeners, Wreaths Across America was able to meet its goal of honoring fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

94.7 Fresh FM–12/12/2013

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Who Wore a Copper Tux to the Kennedy Center Honors?

The Kennedy Center Honors is always a whirlwind of Hollywood, music, politics, fashion and power — and Sunday night was no different.

94.7 Fresh FM–12/09/2013

Tommy interviews Kathy Bates. (credit: Brendan Kownacki)

Kathy Bates: Mr. President, I Hope You Don’t Watch My Show!

Kathy Bates joked is hoping the Obama family doesn’t watch her show ‘American Horror Story.’about which show the Obamas should be tuning into instead of her own. She could not have been more gracious and fun to share a moment with.

94.7 Fresh FM–12/09/2013

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McFLY Report: Taylor Swift’s New Album, Katy Perry and John Mayer, ’50 Shades of Grey’

In this edition of the McFly Report: Taylor Swift is already working on her next album, Katy Perry and John Mayer are official, 50 Shades of Grey has a new cast member.


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VIRAL VIDEO: The 20 Biggest Hits of 2013 in 1 Minute

Check out this video of 20 of 2013’s biggest songs performed in just about a minute!

94.7 Fresh FM–12/03/2013

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Why A ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Sequel is a Terrible Idea…

Our own Kelly Collis is hoppin’ mad about the prospect of a “It’s A Wonderful Life” sequel that’s slated for 2015.


Malia Obama (L) and Sasha Obama (R) sit with their father US President Barack Obama during a basketball game at the University of Maryland.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

First Daughter’s Unicorn Sweater Sets Twitter On Fire

The Twitter world is abuzz about the unicorn sweater Sasha Obama wore last night to a University of Maryland game.

94.7 Fresh FM–11/18/2013

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Who is the Most Famous Person to Come Out of Your High School?

Bradley Cooper went to his 20-year high school reunion. It got me to wondering… who is the biggest name to come out of your high school?



They Don’t Eat The Goat In ‘The Hunger Games’?

On Wednesday’s The Tommy Show, we got a visit from one of the cast members of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

94.7 Fresh FM–11/14/2013

We got a sneak peek at the new exhibit at the Newseum on Wednesday. (Photo by Tommy McFLY)

Ron Burgundy Keeps the Newseum Classy

The much-anticipated “Anchorman: The Exhibit” is now open to the public at the Newseum.


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Pope Francis, Kate Middleton And Edward Snowden Have Something In Common

The Pope has something in common with the peculiar group of Edward Snowden, Kate Middleton, Ted Cruz, and Chris Christie.

94.7 Fresh FM–11/13/2013

Steve Oleksy of the Capitals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)

Even Washington Capitals’ Players have ‘Frenemies!’

What really goes through a professional hockey players’ mind when he’s about to hit the ice against a good friend?

94.7 Fresh FM–11/08/2013

It took 5 weeks to plan Kelly's epic engagement. (FreshFM file photo)

The Making Of Kelly’s Epic Proposal (Video)

Our very own Kelly Collis said “yes” and didn’t run screaming in five inch heels through the streets of Northwest D.C. when her fiance popped the question.

94.7 Fresh FM–11/07/2013

An inside look at the 3rd floor bathrooms here at CBS. (947FreshFM file photo)

Holy Crap: The Battle of the Bathrooms

What perks does your office potty possess? Read the story, and leave a comment or post a pic.

94.7 Fresh FM–10/30/2013

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An Open Apology to Justin Bieber

Dear, Biebs — I owe you an apology, of sorts. I point out and poke fun daily at your childish and moronic antics.

94.7 Fresh FM–08/14/2013

NYC Pride 2013 - The Rally

ICYMI: The Tommy Show Talked Lady Gaga, Small Towns, Prince George

The D.C. area has three of the smallest towns in the country, according to Money Magazine.


Heat Wave Hits Central Europe

Heat Exhaustion in Children Warning

I am a daughter of an ER doctor who has heard my entire life how dangerous heat illness can be, especially with children.

94.7 Fresh FM–07/16/2013

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20 Percent of Parents Think Their Baby is Ugly

It turns out 20 percent of parents think their kid is U-G-L-Y when they first lay eyes on that little bundle of joy.

94.7 Fresh FM–07/16/2013

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Worst First Pitch Ever … Maybe? (VIDEO)

Jepsen joins the ranks of Mariah Carey, John Wall and Carl Lewis who have also thrown some of the worst first pitches of all time.

94.7 Fresh FM–07/15/2013

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Facebook Jealousy Hits Smart People the Hardest

According to a new study, the smarter you are the more likely you are to be jealous of your partner’s Facebook actions.

94.7 Fresh FM–07/09/2013

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Tommy: ‘Things I Can’t Do Like I Used To…’

Wednesday night at the Nats game, the $16 [add $4 for guac] Nachos Supreme was calling my name.

94.7 Fresh FM–06/26/2013


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